Will you join the Dark Side of The Force?

Star Wars Battlefront 2 was original released in the PS2 era of gaming and was absolutely an amazing game. You could play some of your favorite Star Wars characters such as Darth Vader. The story focused on an Imperial Troop from the Old Republic and in the new Galactic Empire. Now let everything in 2017 the game has been remade with updated graphics, sounds, and a completely new story.

 

New look and,… but Same Style…

When first playing it follows the same format of the Battlefield Series most similarly to the remake of Battlefield 1. You have 4 different classes, Assault, Specialist, Officer, and Heavy. The Officer in comparison to the other classes is the least desirable when you first look at the game but can be found to be quite enjoyable after spending time playing this class. However, after playing the three game modes of Galactic Assault, Strike, and as I call it Starship Shooter. The Empire looks way better and cleaner in comparison to the Rebel scum.

 

The Dark Side is Way Better…

There has always been a meme or Star Wars joke that the Dark Side of the Force has a better gym than the “Light” side of the force. This is definitely true for Battlefront 2. In the beta you can unlock 4 as I call it champions from the Star Wars series through the dreaded star card system. On the Rebel side you get Rei (why Rei of all people), Han solo (ok a little better). However, on the Dark Side of the Force you get freaking Darth Maul, and the best bounty hunter of all time Boba Fett. You cannot tell me you would rather play with the Rebels when you can get character like Darth Maul.

 

The Dark Side is still Better…

Not only are the champions of the Empire/Dark Side are more fleshed out and look overall better, but the overall classes you play as and the star ships you fly are better looking than the Rebel scum. The Empire may not have advantages in the actual game besides who has the better star card and aim but, 8/10 I would rather play for the Empire. Visually speaking the Empire looks shiner and more attractive than the Rebels who though they look like Rebels could have been redesigned to look more uniformed and like an actual army.

 

Galactic Assault is Boring…

Take cues from Battlefield 1 Conquest mode, Battlefront 2 has a similar mode as mentioned before Galactic Assault. Which honestly is not that great. It holds true to the original Battlefront game by being a third person shooter but this is don’t mix well with the long range exchanges with the enemy team. The shorter better version has the third person option but you can go into first person but the maps are smaller and I’m finding myself in close quarters combat unlike in Galactic Assault. The shooting style should be flipped for these game modes or just not have third person shooting at all.

 

Starship Shooter is beautiful…

The Starship Shooter mode wins the silver medal out of the game modes. The controls are awkward at first until you learn to mainly use the right analog stick to move your ship around to maneuver around. The left analog stick helps with fun maneuverability but I only really use this when I’m being shot at. Again, the Empire ships are look and feel better than the Rebel scum ships.

 

Final Thoughts…

Battlefront 2 has a lot of potential to be a great game just like all over EA based games. The failure of this game will be based on how patient players will be to grind star cards and how much DLC EA releases for this game. The Star Wars’ universe is huge well was bigger until a lot of content was red conned and no longer cannon. However, the Star Wars fans deserve a lot more character variety and map variety in this version of Battlefront 2.

 

So, Will you join the Dark Side?

Want to know how this game will cause you to join the Dark Side? Check out my YouTube video above where Yoda goes into the step by step process of how he joined the Dark Side of the Force and I will see you in the game.